It's been a mixed bag with the weather this week! We have moved on to badminton and looked at how the skills we have already learned will help us.
Years 1 and 2 started by handling the rackets and getting used to moving them around. Then we introduced the shuttlecock and learned how to hold it to start a serve. We practised bouncing it on our rackets and then worked in pairs to throw and hit the shuttlecock. Finally, we tried to hit it back and forth. The rain came down during year 2's lesson so we finished in the hall.
Years 3 and 4 focussed on trying to keep the shuttlecock in the centre of the racket while bouncing it as well as trying to get some height on the bounces. We practised accuracy by using some targets to aim at and tried to get our overhead shots to land in hoops. We played rallies in pairs and fours and kept trying to beat our previous scores.
Year 5 and 6 started off by bouncing the shuttlecock on the racket to get used to the feel. We rotated around the accuracy stations of targets and overhead shots and then moved on to rallies to practise various shots. We finished off by having small matches, using cones or line markings as a net, and scoring a point every time the shuttlecock landed in our opponents' half. We also looked at how we communicated if we're playing in a four and why it was important to make sure players aren't going for the same shot!
Have a lovely weekend!